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AUS OPEN 06- Which half plays on Monday?

esther
01-13-2006, 06:19 AM
Does anyone know when we got told which half plays on which day??

Surf The Earth
01-13-2006, 06:21 AM
The middle half plays on Day 1

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 06:21 AM
hopefully not Ferrero's half. I have more chance of going on Tuesday because the weather is cooler.

esther
01-13-2006, 06:24 AM
The middle half plays on Day 1

What?!??

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 06:26 AM
they're being sarchastic. Either the top half or the bottom half is playing on monday. Sorry i'm not being much help

esther
01-13-2006, 06:27 AM
thats cool, i just really need to know asap!

Ferrero Forever
01-13-2006, 06:28 AM
yeah i agree, i'd love to know too so I can start pressuring my mum to let me go on a certain day

Surf The Earth
01-13-2006, 06:31 AM
OK honestly I don't know and I don't think you will be able to find out before Sunday when Monday's order of play is released.
I needed to know last year and I could find no way of finding out.

SomL.
01-13-2006, 10:35 AM
I hope, Lleyton will play on Monday because I don't go to school.^_^

Jimnik
01-13-2006, 11:42 AM
Doesn't the holder usually play on the first day?

Puschkin
01-13-2006, 11:43 AM
Doesn't the holder usually play on the first day?

But the holder does not play :sad: , so this does not bring us further.

MariaV
01-13-2006, 11:56 AM
But the holder does not play :sad: , so this does not bring us further.
Yeah. Sadly. :sad:

NicoFan
01-13-2006, 12:10 PM
Aussie TV have had Hewitt playing on the Saturday night match for
at least the last three Years

If that is the case in 06 then Bottom Half will play Monday

While I appreciate the need for ratings, its truly annoying that Hewitt drives all the decisions at the Oz Open. Last year they changed the surface to be faster for him. Nothing against Lleyton personally, but he's one man and a Slam is supposed to be a world class event. :rolleyes:

gusman890
01-13-2006, 12:16 PM
isnt the bottom half that plays first normally?

i remember in '05 that wimbledon had the top half go first, but the us open had the bottom half..but then again..life is wierd :-P

nobama
01-13-2006, 01:12 PM
At Wimbledon don't the previous years winners play on the first day?

PamV
01-13-2006, 01:26 PM
Does anyone know when we got told which half plays on which day??

I checked the "schedule" on the website and don't see day one's line up yet. You could just keep checking here:

http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html

TheBoiledEgg
01-13-2006, 02:15 PM
At Wimbledon don't the previous years winners play on the first day?

only Wimbledon does that :worship:
last yrs winners open the proceedings

US Open had the womens champion sent out to Timbuktu last sep :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Federerthebest
01-13-2006, 02:19 PM
While I appreciate the need for ratings, its truly annoying that Hewitt drives all the decisions at the Oz Open. Last year they changed the surface to be faster for him.

Ummm, no, they didn't. :retard: In fact, Hewitt was complaining throughout the tournament that the surface was too slow and that the organisers should have made it faster to better suit him, as, according to him, the US OPEN did this for Roddick - an argument to which McNamee refused to yield.

almouchie
01-13-2006, 03:22 PM
its decided on the day of the draw which half will play first

Dragula.mp3
01-13-2006, 03:33 PM
I suppose we have to wait to the main draw is complete with the qualys.

Winston's Human
01-13-2006, 04:12 PM
At Wimbledon don't the previous years winners play on the first day?

At Wimbledon, the defending men's champion starts center court play on Monday and the defending women's champion starts center court play on Tuesday.

LaTenista
01-13-2006, 04:19 PM
:shrug: Doesn't matter to me as Monday is actually Sunday night over here and I'm off Monday from work.

Horatio Caine
01-13-2006, 04:39 PM
Aussie TV have had Hewitt playing on the Saturday night match for
at least the last three Years

If that is the case in 06 then Bottom Half will play Monday

Great...Henman doesn't even get to try out the hotel wardrobe :rolleyes: :tape:

Horatio Caine
01-13-2006, 04:40 PM
While I appreciate the need for ratings, its truly annoying that Hewitt drives all the decisions at the Oz Open. Last year they changed the surface to be faster for him. Nothing against Lleyton personally, but he's one man and a Slam is supposed to be a world class event. :rolleyes:

If he could change the surface faster (and he probably would'nt want to speed it up too much) then he would please a lot of players and fans on this board...mysefl included ;)

heya
01-13-2006, 08:55 PM
The #1 player had more practice on Wimbledon :hearts: Center Court. The precious people here have no problems with it.

jtipson
01-13-2006, 09:33 PM
The #1 player had more practice on Wimbledon :hearts: Center Court. The precious people here have no problems with it.

I think it was the number two player who had practice on it in 2004; the number one player just had more matches on it.

And pray, what has that to do with the subject at hand?

Deboogle!.
01-13-2006, 09:42 PM
And pray, what has that to do with the subject at hand?Absolutely nothing, but that's why we love heya:)

anyway, do we actually know the answer? It doesn't really matter to me much, just curious:)

esther
01-13-2006, 09:44 PM
So we think the bottom half plays on Monday????

heya
01-13-2006, 10:01 PM
We don't know the answer... and this forum is not full of double standards....

Via
01-13-2006, 10:08 PM
last year roger federer plays first on monday... so why not this year? i bet the top half ;)

rexman
01-13-2006, 11:05 PM
only Wimbledon does that :worship:
last yrs winners open the proceedings

US Open had the womens champion sent out to Timbuktu last sep :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The French Open has the champs play first on Phillipe Chatrier as well on opening day.

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-13-2006, 11:07 PM
Top half, as always.:)

First a women match on RLA and then Federer, like last year I guess.

RickDaStick
01-13-2006, 11:09 PM
Top half, as always.:)

First a women match on RLA and then Federer, like last year I guess.

I dont think so, im thinking the Hewitt playing the Saturday night match as mentioned will be the most likely scenerio meaning bottom half Monday so Lleyton can have Tue Thu Sat.

keqtqiadv
01-13-2006, 11:17 PM
The French Open has the champs play first on Phillipe Chatrier as well on opening day.
Albert Costa played his first match in 2003 on court 1, against Roitman. If I'm not worng, Gaston played the last match of Chatrier last year, and the first was played by Lindsay Davenport.

krystlel
01-14-2006, 05:06 AM
The schedule has just come out.
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html

Bottom half is playing first.

idolwatcher1
01-14-2006, 06:25 AM
Bottom half plays first...
These are the first 8 men's matches played on Monday at 11.00 AM:

Vodafone Arena:
Robby Ginepri (USA)[13] vs. Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
MCA:
Gaston Gaudio (ARG)[8] vs. Razvan Sabau (ROM)
Court 7:
Florent Serra (FRA) vs. David Ferrer (ESP)[11]
Court 8:
Lars Burgsmuller (GER) vs. Rainer Schuettler (GER)
Court 10:
Daniele Bracciali (ITA) vs. Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Court 11:
Jan Hernych (CZE) vs. Fernando Vicente (ESP)
Court 19:
Bjorn Rehnquist (SWE) vs. Radek Stepanek (CZE)[17]
Court 21:
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) vs. Denis Gremelmayr (GER)

Chrisie
01-14-2006, 07:10 AM
Yes, the bottom half plays first. The commentator from Chanel 7 said Andy Roddick would play the night match on Monday.

esther
01-14-2006, 08:20 AM
The schedule has just come out.
http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html

Bottom half is playing first.


THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Ferrero Forever
01-14-2006, 08:30 AM
i'm thankful too. I got almost no chance of going on monday, hopefully i can convince my mum to let me go on tuesday though

esther
01-14-2006, 11:11 PM
well done lol - that was a very smart prediction actually. I cant believe they revolve the whole tournament around Hewitt, what a joke.

superpinkone37
01-14-2006, 11:12 PM
:)

uNIVERSE mAN
01-14-2006, 11:25 PM
well done lol - that was a very smart prediction actually. I cant believe they revolve the whole tournament around Hewitt, what a joke.

Don't worry, he's going to F off before saturday.